Jewellery and its integration into different cultures

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Jewelleryin its physical form is just a fusion of rare shiny metals with elegantly cut stones put together to accommodate different body parts. It has materialistic value as the materials used in it are rare and hard to find and the process to mold and form these needs to be very precise and even the scantiest of errors could end up costing a lot. The point is jewellery’s real worth the price of that artifact. The real value of jewellery is in the emotion it carries with it something about these metals fused with stones speaks to us on a higher level so much so we have made it a part of our custom and tradition. It carries an emotional value inside a person it conveys a sense of sentiment depending on the story it tells. Jewellery is never bought for its materialistic cost it is bought to be preserved, to be given to the next generation and the passed down to the next. It carries value across a family. This is the item used that is given to mark the beginning of a family. You give a diamond ring to a person to show them your love and affection for them. It is represented as a symbol of love. A piece of stone on a metal ring? That’s the symbol of love in our modern society and has been for over a century. It is used as a status symbol for the rich. Something about this contraption of uncommon metals and gems has us hooked on them. The jewellery business is valued at 271 billion dollars and with its expansion to the online gold jewellery shopping market, this number is estimated to increase to 645 billion dollars in 2035. This is the level of our obsession with these artifacts.

 Pakistan and India

The demand for gold is increasing in Asian countries as in India and Pakistan it is a tradition to give jewellery to the bride by both the bride and the groom sides. Depending on the financial position of the families. Each time someone gets married a ton of gold and jewellery is purchased the bride is showered with gold and that gold is then protected and passed down to the succeeding generationgold chain price in Pakistan has skyrocketed over the last few years.

China

China uses jade as a precious metal as well. Jade is more expensive than gold or silver and it has been used in Chinese jewellery for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese also admitted that using jade would ward off bad fate and evil spirits. Today, many Chinese families still have jade heirlooms that have been transcended from generations to generation.

The United States of America

No piece of jewellery is as popular or carries more significance, in the United States and around the world today as the engagement ring. While other items of jewellery, such as necklaces, earrings, or bracelets may symbolize and express personal style or status, engagement rings send a distinct message to all who see them. They show the world that the woman who wears one is engaged to be married and officially Diamonds are the most popular stone for engagement rings, although alternative stones are becoming more popular. The engagement ring is rising in popularity around the world, though is still most prevalent in the U.S. turquoise often arises in jewellery composed by Native American tribes, but it is especially significant to the Navajo of the Southwest, one of the largest tribes in the U.S. The colours in turquoise are green, blue, black and white were signified as a link to the natural world because they mimicked colours found in nature. Turquoise was believed to happiness, bring health, and good luck. It was also used as a symbol of status inside the tribe. The size and the number of jewels worn by a member represents that person’s status in the tribe

In the end, jewellery has become a part of our culture and the fondness of these crafted metals has been passed down to us from our forefathers. This item is so significant to our existence at this point that no matter how much we evolve this item will always stay dear to our hearts.

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